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John Levy

Bassist + Jazz Musician + Musician
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Born Apr 11, 1912

John Levy is an African-American jazz double-bassist and businessman. In 1944, Levy left his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, and moved to New York City, New York, where he played bass for such renowned jazz musicians as Ben Webster, Errol Garner, Milt Jackson, and Billie Holiday. In 1949, he became the bassist in the original George Shearing Quintet, where he also acted as Shearing's road manager. In 1951, Levy opened John Levy Enterprises, Inc.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1912 Birth Born in 1912.

THIRTIES

1944 32 Years Old Levy was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1944, he left his family home in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to New York City, New York, where he played bass for such renowned jazz musicians as Ben Webster, Errol Garner, Milt Jackson, and Billie Holiday.
1949 37 Years Old In 1949, he became the bassist in the original George Shearing Quintet, where he also acted as Shearing's road manager.
1951 39 Years Old In 1951, Levy opened John Levy Enterprises, Inc., becoming the first African-American personal manager in the pop or jazz music field. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1997 85 Years Old In 1997, Levy was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame, and in 2006 he was named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts. … Read More
2012 100 Years Old Died in 2012.
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